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Dr Kuan Yeh Chunn
Specialty: General Medicine , Respiratory Medicine

Languages: Malay, English, Chinese

07-2253000 Ext: 795

Level 2, Suite 2-17,
KPJ Johor Specialist Hospital,
39B Jalan Abdul Samad,
80100 Johor Bahru

Staff Attached:

Name : Nurshaida Binti Mustaffa

About Dr Kuan Yeh Chunn

Biographical Sketch:

Dr Kuan Yeh Chunn, a consultant in respiratory and internal medicine, was formerly an Associate Professor of the Department of Internal medicine at the international Islamic University Malaysia. He was actively involved in the clinical research and management of respiratory disease including bronchial asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pleural disease, and interstitial lung disease and lung cancer.

Dr Kuan is trained in diagnostic and interventional pulmonology with the use of flexible bronchospy, endobronchial ultrasonography, thoracoscopy and rigid bronchoscopy. After the completion of his subspecialty training in respiratory medicine, he went on to obtain the Higher Speciality Training in Respiratory Medicine at NHS Tayside, United Kingdom before returning to Malaysia in 2014.

He was involved in the organising of workshops and courses on general and respiratory medicine such as the ECG & Cardiovascular Workshop 2007, Annual Congress of the Malaysian Thoracic Society 2008, Pahang Respiratory Update 2012 and Interstitial Lung Disease Workshop 2015. Dr Kuan was invited speaker in the Management of Diabetic Course 2007, Asthma Workshop 2010, Regional Medical Update 2011, Managing Asthma & COPD Effectively Program 2012, Rheumatology Update 2012, Respiratory Medicine Forum 2012, and 1st MMA-MIMS CPD National Scientific Conference 2013.

He received a Service Excellence Award in 2005 and has won prizes in oral and poster presentations of research e.g. 1st prize Oral Presentation in the 10th Annual Congress of the Malaysian Thoracic Society 2008, 2nd prize Oral Presentation in the Pahang Research Day 2010, Best Poster in the Malaysian Thoracic Society Annual Congress 2012 and Gold Medal Winning Entry for “The development of multiplex real-time PCR for rapid detection of five bacterial causes of community-acquired pneumonia” at the Invention and Innovation Exhibition 2012.

Education and Fellowship:

Higher Specialty Training in Respiratory Medicine at NHS Tayside, United Kingdom

Specialty Interests:

Bronchial asthma
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Pleural Diseases
Interstitial Lung Disease
Flexible bronchoscopy
Medical Thoracoscopy
Endobronchial Ultrasonography
Rigid bronchoscopy
Lung Cancer Diagnosis

Research and Publications:

1. How Sh, Kuan YC, Ng TH, Norra H, Ramachandram K, Fauzi AR. Transbronchial needle aspiration of mediastinal lymph node. Med J Malaysia 2008; 63: 47-50

2. YC Kuan, How SH, Yudisthra G, Ng TH, Fauzi M, Sapari S.Case report: the urine bag used in pneumothrax. Med J Malaysia 2008; 63: 79-80.

3. TH Ng, SH How, YC Kuan, H Hasmah, H Norra, AR Fauzi. Medical thoracoscopy: Pahang experience. Med J Malaysia 2008; 63: 298-301.

4. CL Teh, YC Kuan, JS Wong. Systemic sclerosis in Sarawak: a profile of patients treated in the Sarawak General Hospital. Rheumatol Int 2009; 29:1243-5.

5. S H How, Y C Kuan, T H Ng, K Ramachandram, A R Fauzi. An Unusual cause of haemoptysis and headache: Cryptococosis. Malaysian J Patho 2008; 30(2):129-32.

6. TH Ng, SH How, YC Kuan, Adzura, AA Aziz, AR Fauzi. A mimicry of melioidosis by Klebsella ozaenae infection. Malaysian J Patho 2009; 31: 147-50.

7. S H How, T H Ng, A R Jamalludin, Y C Kuan, , H P Tee, Alex F, Aminuddin CA, S Sapari, Quazi MH. Pahang Melioidosis Registry. M Med J 2009; 64: 27-30

8. T H Ng, SH How, YC Kuan, AR Amran, MR Razali, YC Kuan. Melioidotic Prostatic Abscess in Pahang: A review of five cases: Singapore Medical Journal 2009. 50(4): 385-9.

9. H P Tee, S H How, AR Jamalludin, MN Fariz Safhan, M Mohd Sapian, YC Kuan. Risk Factors Associated with Development of Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever or Dengue Shock Syndrome in Adults in HTAA. M Med J 2009; 64: 316-20.

10. YC Kuan, S H How, T H Ng, AR Fauzi. The Man with the Boggy Head – Cranial Melioidosis. Singapore Medical Journal. Singapore Med J 2010; 51(2):43.

11. Ng TH, How SH, Kuan YC, R Ahmad MS, Fauzi AR. Role of rigid bronchoscopy in massive haemoptysis. JUMMEC 2010, 13 (2): 107 – 110.

12. J L Chong, S Sapari, Y C Kuan. A case of acute respiratory distress syndrome associated with novel H1N1 treated with intravenous immunoglobulin G. Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection 2011; 44: 319-22.

13. F Y Chai, Y C Kuan. Massive hemothorax following administration of intrapleural streptokinase. Annals of Thoracic Medicine 2011; 6: 149-51.

14. KL Yew, TH Ng, SH How, YC Kuan. The bug and the big heart – melioidotic pericardial effusion. M Med J 2011; 66: 71-2.

15. YC Kuan, SH How, WC Yeen, TH Ng, AR Fauzi. Empyema thoracis Complicated by pnemothorax necessitans manifesting as lobulated, localized subcutaneous emphysematous swellings. Ann Thorac Surg 2011; 91: 1969-71.

16. YC Kuan, SH How, TH Ng, AR Fauzi. Intrapleural streptokinase for the treatment of chylothorax. Reespir Care 2011; 56: 1953-1955.

17. MIA Mustafa, F Al-Marzooq, SH How, YC Kuan. The use of multiplex real-time PCR improves the detection of the bacterial etiology of community acquired pneumonia. Tropical Biomedicine 2011; 28:531-44

18. F Al-Marzooq, MIA Mustafa, SH How, YC Kuan. Development of multiplex real-time PCR for the rapid detection of five bacterial causes of community acquired pneumonia. Tropical Biomedicine 2011; 28:545-56.

19. YC Kuan, Sh How, AA Azian, CK Liam, TH Ng, AR Fauzi. Bone mineral density in asthmatic patients on inhaled corticosteroids in a developing country. Ann Thorac Med 2012; 7:69-73.

20. Ng TH, How SH, Kuan YC, Fauzi AR. Defaulters among lung cancer patients in asuburban district in a developing country. Ann Thorac Med2012; 7:12-5.

21. SH How, R Razali, AR Azlina, YC Kuan, TH Ng, AR Mohammed Fauzi. An asymptomatic young lady with multiple inflammatory myofibrolastic tumours. J Clin CaseRep 2012; 2 (10).

22. SH How, R Rajalingam, YC Kuan, A Norazah , AR Jamalludin, MM Sapian. Fatal co-infection—melioidosis and leptospirosis. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2012; 87: 737-40.

23. YC Kuan, How SH, CK Liam, A Mohd Ashri, AR Mohammed Fauzi AR. Airway Y-stent insertion in tracheobronchomalacia: a new experience. Int Med J Malaysia 2012; 11:51-3.

24. SH How, YC Kuan, TH Ng, MR Razali, AR Fauzi. Monitoring treatment responsein sputum smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis patients: comparison of weight gain, sputum conversion and chest radiograph. Malaysian J Pathol 2014; 3691-6.

25. How SH, Ng TH, Kuan YC, Jamalludin AR, Fauzi AR. Survival of lung cancer patients in a resorce-limited country. Asia Pac J Clin Oncol 2014. Published online ahead of print. DOI: 10.111/ajco.12179.

26. Liam CK, Leow HR, How SH, Pang YK, Chua KT, Lim BK, Lai NL, Kuan YC, Pailoor J, Rajadurai P. Epidermal growth factor receptor mutations in non-small cell lung cancers in a multiethnic Malaysian patient population. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 2014; 15: 321-6.

27. Kuan YC, Tan CH, Hong CM, How SH. Asthma control in Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan, Kuantan, Malaysia: A cross-sectional study. Int Med J Malaysia 2015; 15:41-44

Professional Memberships:

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

Malaysian Medical Association

Malaysian Thoracic Society

European Respiratory Society

Asia Pacific Society of Respirology